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  1. Back with a new car, and a new build. 2018 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback will be the new canvas. And here is the Sub! DC Audio Level 4 12 D1 with direct leads, carbon fiber cap, and candy red basket: So far I have designed a box in WINISD and Torres to come up with a 2.5 ft^3 Net box with a 22" long 6" aero port (Big Ass Port.) I will post up screenshots from each program to get a second look at the specs in the box building section. Plan is to hook this bad boy up to my Rockford Fosgate T1500bdcp at 2 ohms, providing 1500 watts at a slightly higher efficiency than the amp provides at 1 ohm. For the doors so far, we have some SSA Evil 6.5s tucked in with some NVX deadener and Stinger FAST Rings. Doors are definitely not complete, but it's a start. Evils vs stock speakers: This will be a slow build, but it's going to get exciting, so stay tuned!
  2. Hi! I'm rebuilding my Punto for next year events. I bought it 5 years ago so let's start from there: First system including Ultimate T2 12" subwoofer, Twister TW1000 "1000W" amplifier and Hertz low end 6,5" coaxials and JVC head unit. Then there was Pioneer DEH-P5100UB head unit, better Hertz 6,5" coaxials with Focus Acoustics Formula FX-4150 amplifier, SPL Dynamics XTR-380D2S 15" subwoofer, Focus Acoustics Formula FX-1500D 1500W amplifier and Optima 55Ah battery. In the next step I upgraded speakers to 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system, made bigger and better subwoofer box, added 20Ah BSB battery and some tuning parts. Next I changed Kenwood KDC-BT92SD head unit, added another set of 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system speakers to rear, changed FX-4150 amplifier to SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 and 15" XTR subwoofer to Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15". Then I upgraded the whole system and started to work with the interior. New system: Optima YELLOW TOP 55Ah and 38Ah batteries Focus Acoustics FX-2500D 2500W amplifier Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15" subwoofers x2 SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 amplifiers x2 Hertz ESK163L.4 component speaker systems x2 SPL Dynamics SPL-HD25T Horn Loaded Compressor Tweeters x2 Match PP72W-D subwoofers as midbasses at front x4 To be continued in new post
  3. I've spec'd out a box using WINISD and Torres for my DC Audio Level 4 12" D1, and I want to make sure I get a second opinion on it before pulling the trigger. I plan on doing a plexi-glass panel on the front of the box to show off the motor and basket, so I want to make sure the box is right the first time around. Here's the sub porn pics: The sub box is 2.5 ft^3 Net with a 6" aeroport at 22" long tuned to 34 HZ. Plan to use a big ass port with an elbow to accomplish that length of port in this box so that both sub and port fire upwards. Dimensions are 15"hX15"dX33"w with a double baffle on the top (15"x33"). My biggest concern is if this box is too big for this sub. This seems to be the only size I was able to get this sub to play out well in WINISD with 1500 watts being put to it at a 2ohm load. I gained over 3.5 db on the Transfer Function Magnitude chart at roughly 44hz, and managed to keep the Port Velocity below 31.88 m/s peak, peak being at roughly 32 HZ. I also managed to keep the peak excursion at 22.3mm at 25 HZ, so the sub should never bottom out on even the lowest notes. Does anyone see any improvements that can be made on this design? Or does anyone think this box is too big for this sub, who can manage to get proper port area for this sub with 1500 watts at 2 ohms to it without adding 1+ cubes to the box size in doing so? Thanks guys!
  4. So I have a zv3 12 now. Im upgrading parts to a 15" zv4 frame, zv4 spl soft parts/zv4 coil, and night shade spider. Im only keeping the zv3 motor. I am looking for a zv3, any size, 10 through 18. I just need the motor, also if its blown or working, i still want it. Id rather get a blown one for the price difference though. If you have a blown zv3 or know anyone with even just a zv3 motor, let me know. Thanks guys
  5. Hello guys, I'm wanting to start some kind of 2.1 home audio build. Nothing 7.1 ultra high tech. Just want some good ass mids and highs and a decent sub that does lows. Now I'm wondering, what kind of sub would be nice? I was thinking 250 watts to 500 watts of RMS should be enough to do well right? Anyways, that brings me to the next question. Are there any affordable mono's to power a suggested woofer? Anf what mids and highs would be nice, would I need a calculated enclosure for mids and highs? I'm new to home audio, would love some help. Thanks!
  6. Hello all I tried to find this question already asked which I am sure it has been but don't spend a lot of time on the forum and for some reason find it really complicated to search for stuff. My equipment Dc Audio level 6 18 m4, Sundown Audio Scv7500. Question #1 What is a good setting for my low pass crossover? Question #2 My old amp is a Scv3000 it suffered water damage several mosfets were destroyed in the event. Would sundown be the best place to send it for repair? I stepped up quite a notch from the 3000 to the 7500 but its bad ass! Love the woofer I have had them all seems like and before reconing this one it was the M2 series which lasted longer than anything I have ever had. I reconned it maybe 2 months ago I probably would have never blown it but my 3000 watt amp was clipping like fu. I purchased a cheap pos oscilliscope for $60 off amazon after the recone and found out my amp was clipping by the time I turned it up to 10 on my deck. This is the reason I purchased the 7500 so my now M4 woofer could enjoy clean power. Thanks for your time I appreciate anybody answering this question one more time.
  7. So my friend and I been talking about his build for a long time now so he is now starting to purchase his equipment. I told him what I had like RF and DC audio and he asked me what was good. I suggested the same of course, soundqubed, crescendo, or sundown. Even american bass. So he comes up with the bright idea of Audio Pipe. I said okay amps are pretty good don't know about the subs so he showed the subs to me and I was amazed... until I read the specs and how much airspace each sub require. I know my 12" DC's only need 1.5cuft per sub and these... well just look at the pics and tell me if I am overstepping on telling him to take these back to the store... Then he is thinking of getting two more... and running a Sound Digital 8000.
  8. Joshua Learn

    Skar 800.1 w/ Sundown?

    Looking for anybody to comment back, Hey Guys! Not new to car audio, but never dealt with Sundown or Skar before. Long question short, Would the Skar Audio RP-800.1D Match well with a Sundown EV3 10 or 12 D4 with VCs in parallel? 600wrms rated at 2 ohms on the amp, Subs both rated for 500wrms? Looking to put in the deck shelf of a 1978 Grand Marquis, ported box tuned to 28-30hz is the goal. Not looking to shake everyone around me, just add some nice low end to accompany my Pioneer D series components and 6x9s on a Pioneer 8604. Thanks in advance!
  9. 2Loud @ Virginia Tech 2Loud @ Virginia Tech is a student run car audio competition team Mission: Our mission is to promote audio engineering at the college level. How we complete our mission: Our hand on experience with car audio equipment will provide our members with a better understanding of audio engineering. Goal: Our goal is to design, build, test, and tune a car audio system for Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Competition. Approach: First, we will define our constraints for competition (i.e. Cost, Class of competition, and number of woofers, etc). Using programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, and Torres Box Tuning Calculator, we will design a speaker enclosure. Once an optimal enclosure is designed, we will construct the box. We will install the box, speakers, and amplifiers accordingly. When the system is in, we will test the system for optimal tuning and SPL output. Finally, we will take our car to compete in car audio competitions. Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX Hatch The car was purchased by the members, for the members. Upgrades to the vehicle as of now: Pioneer MVH Headunit Sony XSGS 6.5” Speakers Front Sony XSGS 6x9” Speakers Rear Big 3 upgrade with XS Power 1/0 cable 1 run of 1/0 NVX OFC wire to the rear Secondary Knetik HC1200 Battery Stinger 5 Farad Capacitor Stinger Volt Meter 12" Alpine Type X Subwoofer (not for use in competition) Atrend Prefab Ported box (not for use in competition) Alpine PDX1000.1 Amp (not for use in competition) Planned competition for this semester: Compete in the IASCA/IdBL Car SPL competition -Class 1 competition Hatchback -2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, under 2,500 watts Planned Equipment: TBD We have committed ourselves to the Class 1 of IdBL Competition Ideally we have 2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, with one amplifier Sponsors/ Funding: TBA At the moment we are 100% student funded. We are a new organization and have the potential to acquire funding from the university. However, we were not officially founded until after the funding request deadline. This is our official build log. We will be updating with information regarding the car audio build as we go. I look forward to keeping this updated and would love feedback. If you would like to contact me directly, please direct message me. Thank you! Mark Soler, President 2Loud @ Virginia Tech As of now, we do not have any sponsors. If it proves that we cannot afford to build the planned system this semester, I will be donating my system from the Galant build to the cause. That would put is in Class 2 competition at only 3200 watts, however it will be better than nothing.
  10. Why would I want to pick a Punch over a Prime amplifier to power two Rockford Fosgate P3D2 -15s. RMS: 600 Watts? What are the advantages of each series?
  11. Owned by @Dannys Rosenberger and located in Germany....All i can say is this is probably the best collection and display of classic/vintage car audio i have ever seen. This video is a must see! The MUSEUM is a must see! I hope i can soon! He just invited me on FB I really wish Germany wasn't so far away, but someday i hope to see it! If he posts more video's i will post those here too. Thanks for the invite Dannys!
  12. Well guys finally starting my build i got the subs in and the wood just trying to figure out how to do this box i will have pics on the design tonight i am just having trouble with the port. XS power D3400 Coming in the mail soon and not sure on what amp yet ether crescendo or DC I am Thinking 3000 or 2000 RMS not sure yet. Here is the truck and please put your input in i want this thing to be the best it can be.Equipment List2001 GMC sierraDropped on 20sPioneer 1400 DVDFPioneer 4x6MB Quart Component setRockford Fosgate R300-4Audio Technix Zero GaugeXS D3400-Mechman 270 AltDC Power Level 4 10s M2SMD DD-1 ChristmasDC 3.5k SOONMore to come
  13. Kraken

    Sundown show 2017?

    I live in central NC, and there isnt much audio wise around here. The only big show in driving range for me is the Sundown show. I know they're out of Claremont, but where is the actual show at? I cant find anything on it for 2017. It may be the same as last year, but I just wanted to make sure. Also, if anyone knows of any audio shows around central NC or even NC in general, let me know. Thanks everyone
  14. Post your real or dream audio system below, I just wanna know what the community has. My real audio system--- 2 DC level 4 15's Custom box 3 4" aeroports 7 cubic ft tuned @30 2 Sundown sae1500D Alpine CDE-143BT 2 Alpine type r 6.5 componets 4 Crescendo PWX pro 6.5 2 Alpine Type r tweets 2 Alpine mrx-m110 Murdermat in all doors/back wall Skyhigh 0/1 awg runs Mechman 240A alt Skyhigh 18awg to door speakers JL rca's 2 XS d1600 My dream system--- 4 DC level 6 15's Walled box tuned @30 All Skyhigh/Certified Basshead wire 2 DC 10.0k 4 Crescendo neo 8" 6 Crescendo neo 6.5" 4 Crescendo ft1 DC amp/amps to power speakers 2 mechman 370A alts 4 XS lithium batteries Murdermat double layered everywhere custom dash If only I had the money/means for my dream system lol
  15. With Christmas less then a month away, now is your chance to tell Santa what you want for the holidays! Are you going to ask for the Clarion Digital Sound Processor or are you sticking to a new pair of headphones to wear on the go like the noise cancelling Phiaton Cord MS 530? Let us know what's on your holiday wish list!
  16. Looking for anyone that can provide dimensions and a cut sheet list for a single sundown audio zv4 15. Wanting around a 7 cubic foot box, The box will be in a 1995 Yukon so I have a good bit of space to work with as far as measurements go, don't have exact measurements off the top of my head. Any help would be nice.
  17. Hey guys, long time no see....or talk. Anyway I had a friend that was throwing away some surround sound speakers and I salvaged all of the components before he threw them out. Right now I have a Samsung 2.1 soundbar that I bought a year or so ago and its great.....but now that I have these speakers I have been thinking about building my own soundbar. My question is are there any receivers out there they you would recommend to run all (5) of the speakers?
  18. Hey everyone. I am getting ready to change up my system. Currently have one SA-12 D4 Rev.3 sub, pushing about 1000 watts to it on an oldschool Kole Audio amp. Looking at either buying a 2nd SA-12 or going with one X-12 V2 D4. My goal is for LOW bass and to move lots of air. I mainly listen to hip-hop. Should I go with two SA-12's or one X-12? These will be installed in a sedan with plenty of trunk room. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!
  19. i just got a 2006 hyundai azera and the stereo needed to be replaced. i upgraded to a kenwood dpx792bh. its ounds great except there is a faint hissing static noise that plays all of the time. no matter what source its on, aux, usb, bt, radio, cd. even when its at 0 volume it has the noise. it doesnt increase in volume at all its just one constant hiss. i took it back to the best buy installer and he said it was unfixable, and probably a factory amp problem. i dont know much about car audio in general and wanted some second opinions. Thanks!
  20. i just got a 2006 hyundai azera and the stereo needed to be replaced. i upgraded to a kenwood dpx792bh. its ounds great except there is a faint hissing static noise that plays all of the time. no matter what source its on, aux, usb, bt, radio, cd. even when its at 0 volume it has the noise. it doesnt increase in volume at all its just one constant hiss. i took it back to the best buy installer and he said it was unfixable, and probably a factory amp problem. i dont know much about car audio in general and wanted some second opinions. Thanks!
  21. Well, here we are SMD. It's been over two years since I've done any building or stereo related things and it's time to get back after it. I've started to slowly collect some gear. I just bought the car this afternoon. So that means it may be a few before I get some build pics up. Work has me traveling quite a bit. Been home 8 days in the last month and a half. But enough about that. Let me show you the gear I've got so far and what my plans are... For my frontstage I went with a pair of Eric Stevens mini horns with the comp neo drivers. They will play from 1500hz to around 16k. I may add a pair of foster supertweets tho play above 10k to add a little more to the frontstage but we'll figure that out a couple miles further down the road. I am at present looking for a pair of midbass/midrange tho pair with them. It will most likely be from b&c. 8". For amps I chose ampere audio. I cheaped out on my last ones and I wanted to do it right this time. Here are a couple pics. I will have 5 when the system is complete. One each for the subs, one for the horns and supertweets, one for the midbass upfront, and one for the rear speakers. I wanted to do some rear fill for extra volume and for the spacious feeling it offers. Strictly personal preference. They are eminence sealed back midrange. 10" they play from 400-3500 which is perfect for my goals. And onto the subs. I looked a while for a pa driver that could perform well infinite baffle. The Peavey was at the top of a short list. I could've gone with ones comperable in price with more Xmas but these will do nicely. Besides they have ridiculous sensitivity and I might be able to build an exotic baffle and get another one in there. Well have to see. I'll need to purchase a processor as well and some source unit which at this point is likely to be a 7" ipad. Incidentally, here a few photos of the car. The intent is to not alter the factory stereo, amps or head unit. Just add on.
  22. Andrew Storlie

    Painting mdf

    So im working on building some high end speakers for my pc and idk if i want to use mdf or hard wood. Im asking to see if anyone has tips or tricks for painting/finishing mdf including the edges...
  23. Cody Jackson

    Sub and Amp compatibility question.

    I would like to order a Planet Audio AC10002 amplifier, and a Planet Audio BBD12 1200w RMS DVC Subwoofer, and was wondering if these were compatible, or if I was going to run into any problems. Im still new to car audio, and wasn't sure if it was going to be too underpowered, or if the impedance was wrong. Thanks! http://www.carid.com/planet-audio/12-1200w-4-ohm-subwoofer-mpn-bbd12.html http://www.carid.com/planet-audio/anarchy-series-class-ab-2-channel-1000w-amplifier-mpn-ac10002.html
  24. Kyle13130

    FSD Audio 2600.1 for $330

    I'm in the market for an amplifier to match 1 SoundQubed HDC3 18 and stumbled across this amp on droppinhzcaraudio. It did a Certified 2707w on 1-Ohm @ 14.02V, for only $330. WOW! It looks like it has some pretty solid internals for its price range. What do you guys know about FSD Audio, I've honestly never even heard of them until I saw this amp online. Is it Audio Legion under a different name??
  25. Hello everyone, i'm going to build a new enclosure for a zv.4 or 2 x zv.4's. The problem is, that my astra's trunk doesnt offer that much space. So for 2xzv.4 i have to build an closed enclosure. My measurements are these: 98cm width 42cm hight 50cm length Would you guys better go with a single zv.4 or with 2 in a ported box? To get a better touch for the trunk size i have already postet some pictures in this thread: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/201059-2x-sundown-x12-on-an-spl-ice3500-d/ Thanks and big regards, Jacob